Archive: November, 2008

Addictionary :: What's your word?

It's The Meaning Of Liff all over again. Creating and rating neologisms.

Hack Day – Group at Last.fm

The first ever Last.fm hack day is taking place in London on December 14th. I'll be there.

Helvetireader

Jon's helvetican theme for Google Reader.

The Septic's Companion - A mercifully brief guide to British culture and slang

British English slang dictionary with translations into American English.

?C ?V Character

A very useful tool for getting character entities (use the "as HTML" option) in one click.

SNIF :: Welcome

Social networking for dogs through RFID. Spimy animals FTW!

Ztamp:s - RFID stamps that makes your objects come alive - Violet •• Let All Things Be Connected

Reading through some of the things that peope have made with these RFID tags is making me itchy to hack something tangible.

Change blindness and the role of the grey flicker- 90 Percent of Everything

An interesting look at the way our brains responds to changes in our environment ...with video.

Spacehack

This looks wonderful: "a directory of ways to participate in space exploration." I'll be keeping my eye on the Elevator:2010 project.

malevole - Text Generator

An excellent alternative to Lorem Ipsum ...possibly even better than Anguish Languish.

The Skiff - An intrepid little office in the heart of Brighton

Brighton has a new co-working space right 'round the corner from the Clearleft office: The Skiff.

Twitter AWESOMENESS!!!

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The Screens Issue - If You Liked This, Sure to Love That - Winning the Netflix Prize - NYTimes.com

The Napoleon Dynamite problem at Netflix: basement hackers and amateur mathematicians are competing to improve the program that Netflix uses to recommend DVDs — and to win $1 million in the process.

W3C Validator, now with HTML5 flavour - W3C Q&A Weblog

Henri Sivonen's HTML5 validator has now been integrated into the W3C validator.

JS-909

Cameron made a drum machine in JavaScript. This is further proof that the man in blue is possibly even more insane than John Resig. Nuts! Nuts, I tell you!

Interview @MarsPhoenix - Universe

An interview with Veronica McGregor, the human being behind the wonderful MarsPhoenix Twitter account.

PHYSICS INVADER (nekogames)

A brilliant take on Space Invaders where gravity does its thing.

Locus Online Features: Cory Doctorow: Why I Copyfight

This is a brilliant and inspiring essay by Cory on the why the copyists—avid consumers who are branded as criminals—are not our enemy. Please read this; it is important for the survival of our culture.

Podcasts from the University of Oxford

A treasure trove of podcasts from the University of Oxford. Some of this stuff is crying out to be huffduffed.

United States Patent Application: 0080209234

A patent filed by Google for offshore server farms cooled by sea water.

TURF BOMBING

Turf Bombing is a device-agnostic location-based game. Could be fun. I've already claimed my neighbourhood.

Brighton Wifi Hotspots (and WEP/WPA passwords)

WiFi hotspots in Brighton (including passwords where required) courtesy of Josh.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Online time 'is good for teens'

Mimi Ito talks to the BBC about the findings of a report into teens geeking out online.

Coworking / BrightonCoworkingCafeBar

It looks like Brighton is getting its own dedicated geek coffee bar thanks to Josh.

Designing for hyper-connectivity - SlideShare

This talk that James gave in Bristol last week is chock full of great stuff. Well worth a read/look.

Designing for hyper-connectivity from James Box

Kvetch! Let it out, baby.

Kvetch is back, reborn as a Twitter barnacle app. Let it out, baby.

Five Simple Steps | Books

Mark's book is almost ready. Really. It's got its own site and everything so it must be true.

NASA - NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet

We have a new network protocol, courtesy of Vint Cerf and NASA. Move over TCP/IP, here comes DTN: Disruption-Tolerant Networking.

Obama’s FCC Transition Team Co-chair a WoW Player - GigaOM

This bodes well: "President-elect Obama appointed Kevin Werbach, assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at Wharton, and Susan Crawford, who teaches communications and Internet law at the University of Michigan, to co-chair his FC…

YouTube - MontyPython's Channel

There is now a dedicated Monty Python channel on YouTube, all legit like. Hurrah!

A List Apart: Articles: This is How the Web Gets Regulated

Joe has written a rousing call to arms on the state of online captioning. It's a lengthy article but well worth reading.

jQuery.timepickr.js

John Resig offers an alternative user interface for selecting a time.

Apple - Support - Discussions - Pictures automatically attach to e-mail? ...

This guy is sooooo busted.

Lorem 2: An all-around better Lorem experience.

Lorem 2 is a simple and better way to grab Lorem Ipsum text content. I still like using Anguish Languish.

Rate My Area | Review and share your favourite places!

Clearleft worked on this project; information architecture, visual design, and front-end (that was my part: markup, CSS and JavaScript). I'm very, very happy to see that it's finally launched and even happier to see the level of appreciation for g…

Microformats.org Wiki 2.0 · Microformats Wiki

Ben has been working hard to upgrade the microformats wiki. His hard work has paid off: it looks great!

HTML: The Markup Language

Mike Smith has extracted all the parts of the HTML5 spec related to authoring (as opposed to error handling, DOM and other user-agent instructions) to create a pure markup spec. Very handy.

Watchmen Feature Trailer - Trailer Addict

The new trailer for Watchmen is out. It's still looking good. Fingers crossed.

End of a snarky era: Gawker shuts down Valleywag | The Social - CNET News

Excellent news: Valleywag is being shut down. If enough people shout "fuck off" together, miracles like this can happen. The web is a better place without Owen Thomas and his bilious spume.

SUPER OBAMA WORLD

A completely addictive platform game tie-in with current affairs.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

WCAG 2.0 has just entered proposed recommendation status. What a long strange trip it's been.

DSC_2672_1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This photograph is the 3,000,000,000th to be uploaded to Flickr.

Fray Issue 2: Geek - Windhammer by Rob Weychert

Rob's story of Air Guitar Championhood is in issue no. 2 of Fray magazine: Geek.

floor [Dirk]

Dirk is back. The interconnectedness of all things returns as in App Engine form.

Roo Reynolds - Playful

Notes by Roo Reynolds from yesterday's Playful conference in London.